Natalie Salminen Rude – Liturgy of Hours

Compline : Night Natalie Salminen Rude, sculptor and encaustic artist, currently has work on view at the Duluth Art Institute.  Up next, she is showing new work at Lizzard’s Gallery (August 8th), and there are a few haiku workshops on her studio calendar. Salminen Rude is no stranger to the creative process.  Her willingness to evolve

Shen Studio

ShenShen210 is known for her soulful portraits. Throughout her career she has elevated aerosol art and broken boundaries, bringing the street art medium to charity mural projects, art galleries, and the Olympics. While staying true to her roots in the graffiti art world, Shen’s signature style has taken her to many places where she didn’t

Lael Burns

Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance.  The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact.  It is a painful struggle.  Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life

Marianne Lettieri

Mantle of Iniquities Found objects are what Marianne Lettieri calls, “physical evidence of human preoccupation and temporality.”  This speaks to the artist’s twenty-two years spent in the world of dance and choreography merged with her pursuit of fine art.  Pieces of Lettieri’s sculptures are haunted by their past connection to a human being, like the

The Bowden Collection, Traveling Biblical Art Exhibits

The Bowden Collection is curated by Sandra Bowden.  The fine artist and collector works out of her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  She began creating work inspired by her Christian faith early in her life.  Her work can be seen in various museums, including the Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Cincinnati Museum.

Kirsten Van Mourick

"The Psalm" “I believe [painting] speaks for me more powerfully than a photograph because it is imperfect. It is a continuous challenge.”  Artist Kirsten Van Mourick also finds a challenge in portraying the surreal.  Van Mourick has experimented with subtlety and striking symbolization, all for the sake of revealing life seen through a spiritual lens.  Images